Monday, 23 April 2018

Make beautiful flowers using the Pansy punch

I have always loved making flowers. When I started as a crafter I made them from lace, now I love to use paper. These stunning flowers are so easy to make and super fast too using the Stampin' Up! Pansy punch.

The punch co-ordinates with a two stamp sets to help you create the most beautiful hand made blooms. Great for any project to add that special something. The Punch and the stamps are sadly leaving us and as such are on our retirement list. I also used the Stampin' Up! leaf punch and punched them in Always artichoke, a fantastic dark rich shade of green just perfect for these beautiful flowers.

Adding a sprinkling of glitter in the centres just adds a subtle sparkle to the blooms and accentuated their 3d form... and who doesn't like a bit of sparkle? I know I do.

I have listed the products used below with direct click and go links. There is also a fun step by step tutorial for you to craft along to so you can see just how I put these flowers together. 

So grab a brew, get comfy and enjoy the video.

Happy stamping xxx Amanda

                                   

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Saturday, 21 April 2018

Stunning Wedding card with Cake Soiree Stampin' Up!

Wedding season is fast approaching ... lots of crazy ..sorry I mean BEAUTIFUL brides to be will be planning and getting excited for their big day. So why not make this beautiful wedding card to help them celebrate their day. 

The Sweet soiree bundle in the Stampin' Up! spring SummerCatalogue is perfect for weddings.. to make stationary, table favours, gifts and cards. The entire suite is just perfect.

I Used several elements from the suite to create my bright card. The beautiful Sweet Soiree DSP ( designer series paper ) is given a softness by over laying with vellum. And a special touch given by adding silver foiling and hand colouring our stamped cake image. Together creating a unique and beautiful card.

Feel free to try this card yourself following my easy and fun step by step YouTube tutorial. All the products and measurements used are listed below. 

So grab a brew get comfy and enjoy the video... don't forget to subscribe and leave a comment !!!

Happy stamping xxxx Amanda

                             
Measurements
Cut card base 11 1/2" x 4" score at 5 3/4" fold to form base.
Cut 2 lots of Berry burst to 3/3/4" x 5 1/2" one for front and one for inside.
Cut dsp and vellum to 3 1/4" x 5".
cut whisper white inside layer to 5 1/4" x 3 1/2".

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Friday, 20 April 2018

8 minute card Paisleys and Posies



The sun finally made an appearance here in Yorkshire today and along with it some super warm weather. Summer is totally on the way at last. But I didn't whip out my shorts and suncream just yet, but I did whip out some super juicy bright summery colours.

I created this card in just 8 minutes and used the stunning Paisleys and Posies stamp set. I found it on my shelf un inked.... hangs head in shame ..... so decided I had best get to using it. This set is destined to leave us soon as it is now on the retirement list, but a must for any collection for sure. 

The stunning colours Lemon lime twist, Calypso Coral and Emerald Envy, work amazing together . I took my inspiration from our current annual catalogue, remember this it the first place to find amazing inspiration on how to create great projects, my copy never leaves my desk !

A super fun bright and cheerful card made in no time at all and suitable for absolutely any occasion and for male or female recipients. I hope you will give this card a try yourself. 

To make it easy I have a fun step by step Youtube tutorial for you to craft along to. So grab a brew, get comfy and enjoy the video. Products and measurements used are listed below.

Happy Stamping xxxx Amanda
Measurements
cut card 11 1/2' x 4" score at 5 3/4" fold to form base
cut stamp layer to 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Embossed, watercolored birthday blooms retirement list feature day 2

I love the effect we can achieve with water colouring, it adds an artistic flair to our cards even if we aren't particularly artistic. I love how this card turned out, although getting a great photo seemed to escape me on this one. Copper embossing powder was used for the outline on this stunning Birthday blooms flower, this made water colouring simple as the embossed lines act as a shield so its easy to stay inside the lines.

The Birthday blooms is an all time favourite of mine. Sadly, we will loose this stamp set in June as it retires. Elegant eggplant and Wisteria wonder card stock will also leave us, as indeed will the inks, and so its time to stock up if these are favourites.

I never tire of heat embossing it adds such a wonderful effect to a project while being a wonderment to watch as it melts and sets. If you have never tried heat embossing I strongly suggest you give it a try,  you will soon be hooked.

If you would like to recreate this pretty card you can follow my step by step tutorial over on my YouTube channel. All the measurements and products used are listed below.

So, grab a brew, get comfy and enjoy the video...

Happy stamping xxx Amanda

                                  

Measurements 
card base 11 1/2 x 4" score at 5 3/4" fold to form card
Layer 1 5 3/8" x 3 5/8"
stamp layer 5" x 3 2/8"

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